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For Better, For Worse

For Better, For Worse

Married to your television? This cartoon gives you an opportunity to re-evaluate your relationship with the gogglebox

Animation & Artists Moving Image 1961 11 mins

Overview

Are you married to the googlebox? This outwardly comic cartoon exploration of the medium of television is surprisingly honest on its virtues and vices – particularly as it was sponsored by a television manufacturer, Phillips. There is some great character design work by the Polish-born George Him, who was part of the duo that created the Guinness clock for the Festival of Britain. Peter Sachs contributes a magnificent sequence animated in bold marker pen strokes as a centrepiece to the film.

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